Controls are well placed on the dash within easy reach in a simple layout. Share your thoughts with a comment here at the. The 2020 model year will be the first year since the 1940s with no Beetle being manufactured. The seats are comfortable and supportive. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission available. To meet the demands of American drivers, all Beetle Final Edition models offer driver-assistance technology.
Year, Make, Model: 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition Topline: Volkswagen has that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019, and will send off its first and most famous car with a special model variant called the Beetle Final Edition. This model comes in classic Beetle colors and will feature standard keyless access with push-button start, automatic climate control, a 6. Most prominently, these are design changes to give the Volkswagen Beetle a stylish and beautiful goodbye. With the advent of electric vehicles, I bet the car will return again without a gasoline engine. This is common in the auto industry, as it's far more economical to ship journalists to cars than to ship cars to journalists. There was — and a base baby blue one I drove in California four years ago.
The 2019 Beetle will have a turbocharged 2. What years did Volkswagen make the new Beetle? Volkswagen brought the Beetle back with new generations in 1998 and 2012. Aside from the cosmetic tweaks, these are the same Beetles you can find on lots now. That earlier last-hurrah Bug was only offered in beige and light blue, so the newer Final Editions get their own interpretations of those colors in the form of safari uni and stonewashed blue. The base Beetle, meanwhile, has a 5-inch screen that lacks these amenities. With the top up, the Beetle's cabin is pretty quiet -- better than what I originally expected.
Do not leave vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces. Trial or paid subscription required. The suspension is too softly sprung to make the Beetle an engaging canyon-carver, and the transmission is tuned for efficiency first and sportiness second. Unique wheels complete the exterior transformation of Beetle Final Edition models. There are no mechanical differences between the Final Edition and the regular Beetle, and the driving experience was exactly what owners of the new Beetle enjoy: the Volkswagen Beetle is peppy and plenty powerful but not lightning fast.
Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe:. It's a really enjoyable car to drive. But when I drop the top and put my foot down, the Beetle rewards with an easygoing, pleasant driving experience. The rest will likely be revealed once we get a proper release date for the final Beetle. Even with the top back, wind buffeting is kept to a minimum, and I'm able to easily have a phone conversation over Bluetooth with the top down. There is only room for four in the Beetle, and cargo space is limited. What You Need to Know: Performance across the Beetle model range remains constant, so the Final Edition will still be powered by a 2.
However, there are likely to be a few additional and enticing details as we inch towards its eventual release date. And to commemorate the loss of one of the most recognizable cars on the planet, Volkswagen is pushing out two new Final Edition trims. Final Edition models are also available in Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, and Platinum Grey. The turbo engine pushes out 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which aren't whack-a-doo numbers, but provide adequate motivation for zipping through traffic. The original, air-cooled version stopped production in other markets in 2003, commemorated with the Última Edición. About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
While Roadshow accepts multi-day vehicle loans from manufacturers in order to provide scored editorial reviews, all scored vehicle reviews are completed on our turf and on our terms. The Final Edition doesn't drive any differently than other models of this generation, meaning it has the same light steering and taut chassis as before. When will the last Beetle be produced? See mobile device and app providers for terms and privacy. But this marks the end of the new Beetle , and if I'm honest, I'll miss it. Driver-assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. The New Beetle was, well, cute. App-Connect features require compatible device, operating system, and mobile apps.
All 2019 Beetle models, both convertible and coupe, are powered a 2. The Final Edition may get some model-exclusive design elements, but the powertrain underneath remains the same as any other Beetle. Yesterday we reported after the discovery of a Final Edition trim available for the 2019 model year. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition. The current iteration of the ends production in July of 2019.